Suspected Terror Attack Injures Pedestrians Outside UK Parliament

Suspected Terror Attack Injures Pedestrians Outside UK ParliamentSuspected Terror Attack Injures Pedestrians Outside UK Parliament

A car crashed into barriers outside Britain's Houses of Parliament in a suspected terror attack on Tuesday, injuring a "number of pedestrians" close to where five people were killed last year.

Police said they had arrested the driver, a man in his late 20s, and were holding him on suspicion of terrorist offences, AFP reported.

"At this stage, we are treating this as a terrorist incident," said Scotland Yard police headquarters, adding that none of the injuries are believed to be "life-threatening".

Footage shows the silver Ford Fiesta veering across an intersection, hitting a number of cyclists and pedestrians, before speeding into a barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London at 7:37 a.m. local time.

Armed officers swooped in to arrest the driver, removing him from the vehicle at gunpoint.

Later images showed police holding the man, dressed in jeans and a black puffer jacket, in handcuffs as roads and Underground stations around parliament were sealed off.

"The driver of the car, a man in his late 20s... was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences," said police.

"There was nobody else in the vehicle, which remains at the scene and is being searched. No weapons have been recovered at this stage."

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